Books

TEXTILES ACROSS THE SEAS

Textiles Across The Seas  **

If you are interested in Okinawan textiles, this set of beautiful books is perfect to have.  The content of books covers general history and culture in Okinawa and also provide technical information on traditional weaving and dyeing with lots of photos.

in 4 volumes.  Japanese/English

http://orino-umimichi.gr.jp/

Material Choices

Material Choices

Refashioning Bast and Leaf Fibers in Asia and the Pacific
Fowler Museum Textile series 8
Hamilton and Milgram

Nihon No Shizehfu

Nihon No Shizehfu ***

(Plant Fiber Textiles in Japan,  right)
It might be available on Amazon Market place.
A good textbook  for fiber textiles fans
Japanese

 Sawachi Hisae

琉球布紀行  (ryukyu nuno kikou)

Sawachi Hisae **
Japanese

 Taira Toshiko no Basho fu

Taira Toshiko no Basho fu **

Toshiko Taira
Beautiful basho textiles

 日本の絣   (nihon no kasuri)

日本の絣   (nihon no kasuri)

Japanese Ikat

 The Mingei

The Mingei

August, 2000
There is a part of Sawachi’s writing on Okinawan textiles translated in English.

Aragaki Sachiko no shigoto **

Aragaki Sachiko no shigoto **

(works of Sachiko Aragaki)
Yaeyama Jofu
Refined kasuri works with ramie

 Anba no Seikatsu I

 Anba no Seikatsu I

Mottainai

Mottainai:  The Fabric of Life **

Gallery Kei & Sri
Japanese/English
Antique textiles

Kodai nihon no boushoku

Kodai nihon no boushoku

by Junko Hirashimura
Archeology

 

Here are two books about shifu (paper textiles)

Shifu Sanka

A Song of Praise for Shifu

by Susan J. Byrd

Kigami and Kami-ito

Kigami and Kami-ito

by Hiroko Karuno

Riches from Rags

Riches from Rags

San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum
by Dai Williams, Yoshida Shinichiro